Nasri expects Hazard to choose Manchester City over United

The French midfielder believes that his Premier League winners' medal has vindicated his decision to turn down Sir Alex Ferguson in order to move to the Etihad Stadium last summer
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri believes that Lille star Eden Hazard will ignore the advances of Manchester United in order to move to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

Nasri found himself in a similar situation as an Arsenal player last year and went on to win the Premier League title by opting to join City. The two rivals are expected to battle it out for Hazard's signature when the transfer window opens, but Nasri has advised Hazard to follow in his footsteps.
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"I think [Eden] Hazard will come to City," Nasri told the Mirror. "There is already one Belgian in the squad in Vincent [Kompany].

"He's a young, talented player and at Manchester United there are a lot of people on the wings. I was in the same position last year and I chose City, and I don't regret my choice."

Nasri has revealed that Patrick Vieira helped persuade him to come to City and that Roberto Mancini called him every day in order to win him over. The Frenchman was attracted by the opportunity to be part of history by helping City to win their first Premier League title.

"I thought for a few months before making my decision, with my parents and my advisors," Nasri explained.

"Patrick [Vieira]'s argument was that United are used to winning everything. Last season they won the league title and got to the Champions League final and if you sign this season and you play less well, it won't have been a success for you.

"Whereas City is a club that's building, which has recruited smartly with the likes of Sergio Aguero, and if you win the title you'll be part of history.
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"I weighed up the pros and cons, Roberto Mancini was calling me every day and I decided to go there."

Nasri's form during his debut season in Manchester occasionally came under scrutiny, with the 24-year-old only scoring six times in all competitions compared to 15 in his last season with Arsenal.

He admitted to not hitting the heights of previous years statistically, but felt that being part of a title-winning side made it his best campaign yet.

"I came to Manchester to help the team become champions," Nasri added. "Next season the club's ambition is to go further in the Champions League and win the title again.

"In terms of statistics, it's not my best season. Last season I was much more prolific in front of goal with Arsenal. But what counts is the team and the title with Manchester City, so it is my best season."